Re: Should we drop non-SMP ia64 kernel images?
On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 08:52:26AM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, dann frazier wrote:
> > The biggest headache with maintaining the ia64 kernel has probably been
> > with the non-SMP flavours. Generic/non-SMP configs seem to not get much
> > attention upstream. This makes sense given that most ia64 machines are
> > SMP capable. In fact, I don't think there's a non-SMP capable ia64
> > machine on the market these days. A number of them are out there,
> > however, including the machine I'm using to compose this message...
> non-SMP kernels may be useful for a number of specialized uses. Think
> about kexec, test situations, low memory situations and running a
> kernel in a virtualized environment.
Do you mean that kexec doesn't work in SMP situations ? I am not sure what you
mean about test situations and the SMP kernel should work just well in
virtualized environments, but i have some trouble equating ia64 machines with
low memory situations :)